Explore a Career in Corrections Thursday, Jan. 20 at NFC

Attend NFC's Correctional Officer Basic Recruit Training Orientation and Information Session 

Correctional Recruit Orientation promotional imageMADISON, FL (Jan. 7, 2022) - Are you considering a career in corrections or wondering if it's the right career path for you? Join the North Florida College Public Safety Academy for an orientation and information session on Thursday, Jan. 20 from 6-7 p.m. The orientation is free and open to anyone with an interest in the College's correctional officer training program.

The orientation will provide valuable information about the various careers in corrections, the benefits of training with NFC, program fees and application requirements, and the current high demand for certified officers across the state.

"It's a great time to explore a career in corrections," said Karen Williams, Instructional Coordinator at the NFC Public Safety Academy. "Jobs are in-demand, starting salaries in many correctional facilities are rising, and NFC's quality training can help recruits best prepare to start and build a successful career in this field." The starting salary for state correctional officers working with the Florida Department of Corrections increased to $38,750 this month, a 16% increase, per new initiatives by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and the FLDOC.

NFC's Florida CMS Correctional Basic Recruit Training Program is 420 hours and can be completed in approximately one semester. The program is among many at NFC that offer students quality training that can lead to a new career in a short amount of time.

"We invite anyone with an interest in becoming a correctional officer to attend this orientation session or reach out to us," said Williams. "Our instructors and the training here at North Florida College offer many benefits to recruits. Our graduates are well prepared for long-term careers and success on the job."

Anyone interested in finding out more about NFC's correctional officer program should attend this free, no-obligation orientation session on Thursday, Jan. 20 from 6-7 p.m. at the NFC Public Safety Academy, building 35 on the NFC campus in Madison, Florida. Advanced registration for the orientation is not required.

For more information, contact Karen Williams at 850-973-9408 or williamsk@nfc.edu.

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